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Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

Real-life smarthome: What is it really like living with Honeywell, Nest, Tado, Hive, Philips Hue, Netatmo and Withings?

By 3 July 2015

The smarthome is no longer the subject of dreams - it is very much the here and now. There are numerous products and devices out there that will turn your house into a clever one, from smartphone-controlled lights to heating and cameras. But what is it... >>

5 crazy smarthome gadgets you didn’t know you needed

5 crazy smarthome gadgets you didn’t know you needed

By 1 July 2015

A smarthome can be made up of all sorts of wonderful gadgets, from smartphone controlled heating and lighting, to cameras, colourful garden lights, robot hoovers and clever washing machines. There aren't just wonderful products out there for the smarthome... >>

Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

By 25 June 2015

It's no coincidence that Amazon has made its Echo smart device available to all recently: today Amazon has made another significant announcement in the future of device voice control. Amazon is offering Alexa for integration into third-party devices. ... >>

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

Twist combines a smart LED lamp with an Airplay-controlled speaker

By 24 June 2015

A speaker lamp has just become available for pre-order, and it seems like the ideal way to get into home automation without going totally overboard on apps, hubs, and other internet-connected gear. We've seen plenty of major technology companies - such... >>

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

Hoover Wizard Wi-Fi enabled appliances explored: Bringing the smart kitchen from dream to reality

By 24 June 2015

Hoover is a brand that is better known for its vacuum cleaners, trademarking the Hoover name and meaning everyone else in the business of floor cleaning wonders call them something else. But it isn't just Hoovers that Hoover do. In fact, it has been... >>

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

By 23 June 2015

Smarthome gadgets are all the rage at the moment. There are plenty of options to make your kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathrooms smart, but a smarthome doesn't need to stop at the patio doors. There are also numerous gadgets out there that will... >>

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

By 23 June 2015

The Amazon Echo, an internet connected speaker that has voice control that will respond to questions, is about to go on general sale in the US. The device has only previously been available as a private invite product since its launch in October, but... >>

What is Nest Aware?

What is Nest Aware?

By 18 June 2015

Nest has just announced a run of updates to its smarthome devices, including a new Nest Protect, a redesigned app, some new feature updates and Nest Cam, a connected home camera. Nest Cam offers a minimalist metal body, a magnetic base for easy mounting... >>

5 reasons why the summer is a good time to buy a smart thermostat

5 reasons why the summer is a good time to buy a smart thermostat

By 18 June 2015

Summer has finally arrived and even if the sun is a little temperamental when it comes to keeping its hat on, you have probably turned the heating off in your home. In fact, one of the last things you are likely to be thinking about is your heating. But... >>

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

See inside your home anytime, anywhere with these smarthome cameras

By 17 June 2015

A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team – the camera. Smart cameras will not only... >>